White House: Itʼs not the time for the issue of Ukraineʼs accession to NATO

Oleg Panfilovych

The United States believes that Ukraineʼs accession to NATO is currently "not timely."

This was stated by White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

"Our main goal is to focus on direct support to Ukraine and its needs. The processes in Brussels should be considered at another time," Sullivan said when asked to comment on Ukraineʼs application to join the Alliance.

On Friday, President Volodymyr Zelensky, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal signed an application for accelerated accession of Ukraine to NATO.

  • The decision was made following the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of Ukrainian territories.
  • Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Presidentʼs Office, said that Ukraine held a series of consultations with NATO and the UN before submitting an application for joining the Alliance.